Boni has surgery, could be back in four weeks

Boni has surgery, could be back in four weeks

Boni has surgery, could be back in four weeks
MIAMI -- Best-case scenario, Marlins center fielder Emilio Bonifacio will be back before the All-Star break.

Bonifacio had surgery on Friday morning to repair ligament damage in his left thumb.

There is a chance the center fielder will need four weeks to recover. On Thursday, Bonifacio said he would be out four to six weeks.

"Boni should be fine in four weeks," manager Ozzie Guillen said on Friday. "Very good news. Hopefully it will happen. With surgery or without the surgery, it was going to be the same time."

The speedster jammed his thumb on May 18 in Cleveland while being thrown out attempting to steal second.